"Cut and Stuff"
Course Description: One-day training event where students are exposed to simple yet effective self-defense techniques using their EDC fixed/folder knife and how to appropriately treat knife wounds using their EDC med gear. Students will learn through minimal lecture, hands-on skills practice, and tissue lab.
During the medical block of instruction students will learn how to identify and treat lacerations and punctures to themselves and others as a result of a violent attack with a knife or similar object. This will be a great refresher for those who have already attended a medical course and a unique, faster paced opportunity for those that have not. Students will learn through minimal lecture and plenty of hands-on skills practice.
This will be a classroom based course. Two, four-hour blocks of instruction; four hours of knife training and four hours of medical training.
Topics: Knife fighting fundamentals, angles of attack, tissue lab, treatment of knife injuries. Principles of tactical medicine as they pertain to civilian settings. Patient assessment techniques. Hemorrhage control techniques; tourniquet, wound packing, pressure bandage. Penetrating chest injuries. Identify and treat for shock. Medical equipment selection.
Length: Saturday August 1
Equipment: Long pants, closed toe footwear. No shorts, skirts, kilts, sandals, flipflops or high heels.
Optional Equipment: training (inert) knives, arm protectors, training medical gear
Taught by: Allen Elishewitz, Elishewitz Knives
Caleb Causey, Lone Star Medics
Facility: A-Zone Range
Additional information: to be updated